Our Finances

The purpose of the State Bar of Texas is to engage in those activities enumerated at Section 81.012 of the State Bar Act. The expenditure of funds by the State Bar of Texas is limited as set forth in both Section 81.034 of the State Bar Act and in Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 U.S. 1 (1990).

Our annual budget is developed to advance the State Bar’s goals and objectives as expressed in the State Bar Act and the State Bar of Texas Strategic Plan. Detailed financial information is available at the links below or by contacting the State Bar finance division director at (800) 204-2222, ext. 1481 or tjarratt@texasbar.com.

Unaudited Financial Statements

Annual Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Reports

Internal Audit Reports

Proposed Combined Budgets as Adopted

Expenditure Protest Policy
The purpose of the State Bar of Texas is to engage in those activities enumerated at §81.012 of the State Bar Act. The expenditure of funds by the State Bar of Texas is limited both as set forth at §81.034 of the State Bar Act and in Keller v. State Bar of California, 496 U.S. 1 (1990). If any member feels that any actual or proposed expenditure is not within such purposes of, or limitations on, the State Bar, then such member may object thereto and seek a refund of a pro rata portion of his or her dues expended, plus interest, by filing a written objection with the executive director. The objection must be made in writing, addressed to the executive director of the State Bar, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711, and postmarked no later than 90 days after the conclusion of the challenged activity.

 

Upon receipt of a member’s objection, the executive director shall promptly review such objection together with the allocation of dues monies spent on the challenged activity and, in consultation with the president, shall have the discretion to resolve the objection, including refunding a pro rata portion of the member’s dues, plus interest. Refund of a pro rata share of the member’s dues shall be for the convenience of the State Bar and shall not be construed as an admission that the challenged activity was or would not have been within the purposes of, or limitations on, the State Bar.